Art, Media and Society

Art, Media and Society is a renewed, fully English-taught Master's specialization within the Master's program Culture Studies. The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focuses on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization.

In this program you will analyze how digital cultural products and artefacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of activities carried out by a range of different authors and artists. You will use theories and analytical tools to understand what is at stake here. Central questions are: How can art reshape the public sphere? What are new dimensions of information in the current public sphere?

As a student of Art, Media and Society, you take an interdisciplinary approach to media and art in the modern digital and culturally diverse society, and find yourself at the interface between culture, media, aesthetics and politics.

In this Master’s program, you study digital cultural products and artefacts in contemporary society: phenomena of high and mass culture as well as fashion and advertising, narrative forms of expression such as journalism and personal blogging, as well as literature and visual art focusing on varied purposes: to articulate human rights, to challenge neoliberal development, and to forge alternative local and transnational solidarities. You investigate how information circulates in various contexts, what the social, political and ethical implications are of cultural products, and how roles of producing and consuming these products are negotiated.

In addition, you study theories about the way cultural products and artefacts are experienced and responded to. You practice and further develop your ability to communicate your knowledge and to define, formulate, develop and implement projects. The purpose of the Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society is to educate professionals with clear profiles.

With Diggit you put online writing and publishing into practice

As an Art, Media and Society student you learn to turn academic content into publications that are accessible to the wider public. You can share your publications via Diggit Blog and – if it passes through a thorough editioral process – via Diggit Magazine. Diggit functions both as a learning instrument and as a news platform that injects academic quality into the public sphere. It focuses on issues related to (digital) culture, globalization and the arts.

Art, Media and Society in short

NameArt, Media and Society
SchoolTilburg School of Humanities
Specialization ofCulture Studies
DidacticsSmall scale working methods with much interactions
between students and between students and teachers
StartThe end of August
Duration12 months
TitleMaster of Arts (MA)
PremasterAvailable in English
Bachelor's/ Master's which provide accessTo be assessed on an individual basis

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